Mar 6, 2013

A Rain Forest in the City – The Cloud Forest

With a cool-moist climate tropical environment feeling like you’re hiking (with even terrain) in the rainforest at the Cloud Forest in Singapore. Located inside the Gardens City (Gardens by the Bay), the Cloud Forest features a 42-metre (138 ft) "Cloud Mountain", accessible by an elevator, and visitors will be able to descend the mountain via a circular path where a 35-metre (115 ft) waterfall provides visitors with refreshing cool air, covered in lush vegetation that home to more than 130,000 plants. The views and architecture are wowmazing.

I also discovered that the design of this conservatory was saved 30% in energy consumption (compared to conventional cooling technologies), it applies thermal stratification where the ground is cooled by chilled water pipes cast within the floor slabs enabling cool air to settle at the lower occupied zone while the warm air rises and is vented out at higher levels.
Some photos are courtesy of Dny art creations.

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